Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
11 February, 2018, 05:23 | Author: Kristen Ingram
Congress narrowly passed a massive budget deal that lifts the mandatory spending caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act for two years and raises the debt limit through March 1, 2019, in the early hours of Friday morning effectively, reopening the government after a brief lapse in funding that started at midnight.
The stopgap funding and budget measure, approved by a 240-186 House vote, will go next to President Donald Trump.
It also extends the USA government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on debt and deficits until after mid-term congressional elections in November.
That level is well above the 2.5 percent growth achieved in 2017 and the 2.5 to 2.7 percent range of economists' forecasts for this year.
The federal Office of Personnel Management said government operations would "vary by agency" and employees should "refer to their home agency for guidance on reporting for duty". It was the second partial federal shutdown in less than a month.
While Paul's performance in the Senate strained the patience of his colleagues, he focused on the same concern that caused so many House Republicans to oppose the bill - deficit spending.
The Senate planned to hold votes in the middle of the night and send the budget deal and temporary spending measure over the House by dawn.
"I am taking this time because I think we have an opportunity now that is nearly matchless we are in a moment when we can all come together to do something really good for the country", Pelosi said.
However, Republicans easily won three other state house seats in Missouri on Tuesday and still have a super majority, the ability to override a governor's veto - in the chamber.
"Debt and deficits are no excuse to leave the war fighter hanging", Graham said. "I was wondering if maybe he's going to show up for the Democrat primary debate next time". Only 73 Democrats voted for the bill; 67 Republicans voted against it.
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"I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on defense spending and other priorities have yielded a significant agreement", McConnell said. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the deal will provide "certainty" for the next two years and achieves a "much needed" increase in funding for the national defense. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more.
The accord drew opposition from opposite extremes of Congress' ideological spectrum, but not in sufficient numbers to threaten passage.
Once known as the party of fiscal conservatives, the Republicans and Trump are now quickly expanding the USA budget deficit and its $20 trillion national debt.
Some progressive Democrats, meanwhile, protested the agreement's omission of any measure to end the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to America as children. They noted that federal law enforcement officials had informed the court about the political origins of Steele's work and that some of the former spy's information was corroborated by the FBI. "Right now, we are being called upon to protect them from deportation and we must answer that call", Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of IL said. "Vote against the budget".
Aside from the two-year deal that would have to be approved by the full Senate and House, lawmakers were also trying to reach agreement by Thursday to avoid a shutdown and fund the government until March 23.
"She negotiated the deal".
And liberal stalwarts including top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi were also in revolt because the deal does nothing to protect immigrants known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation.
"If we don't get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill ... if we don't change it, let's have a shutdown", Trump said at a White House roundtable on gang violence, according to Politico. "We will bring a solution to the floor, one that the president will sign".
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